Energy Legislative Assistant

Energy Legislative Assistant

Congressman Sean Casten (IL-06), is seeking an experienced and motivated Legislative Assistant. The Legislative Assistant will support the Member’s work on the Science, Space, and Technology committee, the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, and the New Dem Climate Task Forcewhich he co-chairs and will cover a policy portfolio that includes energy, environment, climate change, public lands, science and technology, transportation and infrastructure, and telecommunications. Responsibilities include drafting and advancing legislation, staffing the Member in Committee hearings and markups, drafting talking points and speeches, working closely with Committee staff, and assisting in constituent correspondence.

This is not an entry level position. Requirements include a robust understanding of energy policy, familiarity with the legislative process, and a minimum of 3 years of Capitol Hill or relevant policy experience. Rep. Casten was a clean energy entrepreneur prior to coming to Congress and is very active on energy policy. Strong candidates will be a creative, strategic-thinker and possess excellent writing and communication skills.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to il06casten@gmail.com with the subject line “Energy Legislative Assistant”. This office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, disability, military status, age, marital status, or parental status. Diverse candidates, women, and LGBTQ+ persons are strongly encouraged to apply.